Sorry I'm late - crazy day speaking with all four coaches and dealing with the Michigan announcement.
With Steele Stanwicks' performance on Saturday is he now the leading candidate for the tewaraton?
If Virginia wins the title it's likely he would win the award, but if they slip up Rob Pannell is deserving. That award seems to go to the best play on a team who plays deep into the playoffs.
Are you surprised the ACC had 3 out of the 4 participants in Baltimore this year?
If you had asked me on April 15 I would say yes, I was surprised. All four teams were struggling in the middle of the year losing games to Ohio State, Penn, Cornell, Hopkins, Syracuse and Notre Dame..but they bounced back and went 3-0 last weekend.
Will Syracuse play in the College Lacrosse National Championship Game?
No party crashers allowed.
With Rob Pannell out of the tournament, who is the best player in the field?
Va - Steele Stanwick, Denvers Mark Matthews, Duke has Justin Turri and Jordan Wolfe and Maryland has a bunch in Brett and Max Schmidt and Curtis Holmes and Ryan Young with Grant Catalino on attack.
What?s your favorite part of championship weekend?
Watching a team celebrate on Monday with the trophy.
What does Denver need to do to get to the championship game?
Neutralize Steele Stanwick and Chris Bocklet. Solve Virginia's zone defense and stay in their personality. Do not get flustered or psyched out by the 50,000 fans.
Considering all of the off-the-field issues, is this Dom Starsia?s best coaching effort in a record-breaking career?
That's still TBD
What do you attribute all of the upsets in the quarterfinals to?
I don't consider them upsets. Each of the favorites were favored by 1.5 goals in Vegas...so they were just small surprises. What is interesting is that each of the qtrfinals winners were tested in round one, while the losers had the easier first round games.
Is Maryland the team to beat this weekend?
Maryland and Denver should be the favorites on Saturday.
With the growth of lacrosse out here in the West, how long till we start seeing some colleges going D1?
Michigan added lacrosse today. Schools with big football programs must balance title nine when adding mens lacrosse, so its more likely that smaller schools who don't have big time football will be the ones to make the jump first.
Do you think Maryland is going to win it all? Also, why isn't lacrosse as popular down south in high schools?
Lacrosse is gaining popularity in Alabama, especially in Birmingham. In Florida, in the Carolinas and in Texas. The revolution has no boundaries.
Do you think we?ll see Duke win it all?
We did last year.
Is the ACC sort of like the SEC in football ? they beat each other up a lot in the regular season but are better prepared for the postseason?
Exactly. Great analogy. Can I use that this weekend?
Games csn be seen on Espn2 on Saturday starting at 4 pm. Monday the title game is at 3:30pm on ESPN. All weekends games are in HD with skycam. And the skycam feed can be seen on espn3.com during all three games. That should be pretty cool.